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Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos, Sunday 7th August 3.15pm

29th July 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos travel to the Keepmoat Stadium next Sunday to take on Castleford Tigers in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final.

There are still over 1,000 tickets still left for this game. The ticket office is open from 9am-5pm on Friday and 9am until 12 noon on Saturday.

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Telephone bookings are being taken by calling 0871 423 1315 (calls cost 10p per minute) or at the stadium. Unfortunately we are unable to offer online sales for this game.

Ticket prices

Adult
£22 (Along the side)
£20 (Behind the posts)

Concession*
£11 (Along the side)
£10 (Behind the posts)

*Concessions = Senior Citizens 65 and over / Students upon production of a valid student card / Juniors aged 16 and under.
Juniors Under 2 are not required to pay for a ticket but you must claim a free ticket for them from Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ticket Sales Office

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR FANS TRAVELLING TO THE SEMI FINAL

Leeds Rhinos supporters attending the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday August 7 should be wary of traffic delays in the Doncaster area.

The main A630 road, which runs from junction 36 of the A1(M) into Doncaster town centre, is experiencing major road works. In addition, from 10am another set of road works will take place on the same road, where it meets the A18. This is a dual carriageway, and one lane will be closed completely, with a contra-flow running on the other side.
We advise supporters travelling to the match to prepare for delays and if possible travel to the ground via junction three of the M18 motorway.

One way that supporters can take some of the hassle out of getting to the game would be by travelling on the official trip to the game. We already have ten coaches going and places are still available. The coaches, priced £9* each, will depart from Headingley Carnegie Stadium at 1pm which gives you plenty of time to arrive at the stadium and you don't need to worry about parking your car! Plus we will also be receiving assistance from South Yorkshire Police to get the coaches to the ground when we get to Doncaster because of the possible congestion caused by the roadworks.

*discounts available for season ticket holders, Bronze members and Rhinos 4 Life members.

To book your travel for this game please call 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10 pence per minute), by coming down to Headingley Carnegie Stadium Ticket Office or online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets

Tickets for the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-final between Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos are still available to purchase and are priced at £28, £22 and £20 (£14, £11 and £10 concessions) from the competing clubs ticket offices or from the RFL ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk

Spectator Coach Parking

Coach parking for the semi final at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday 7th August will be allocated on Car Park 4 for Leeds Rhinos. We have been asked by the RFL to inform them of the number of coaches attending therefore we would like to request that you e-mail kevin.brock@leedsrugby.com if you bringing a coach party and how many coaches will be coming.

The RFL will provide you (via e-mail) with "passes" to be displayed in the windscreen of official supporter's coaches so that they can be easily identified and directed to the correct parking area. You can also issue these passes to unofficial coach operators.

There is a charge for coach & mini bus parking:-

• £20 coaches
• £10 mini buses

Club shop open this Sunday ahead of semi clash

Don't forget that Headingley Retail will be open from 11am-1.30pm on Sunday 7th August for you to get all your last minute Leeds Rhinos gear to support the team for their massive clash against Castleford Tigers

Share There are still tickets available to support the Rhinos against Castleford Tigers (7/8/11 kick off 3.15pm) in the semi final and you can purchase them by coming down to Leeds Rugby Ticket Sales Office or over the phone on 0871 423 1315 (calls are charged at 10 pence per minute).

The ticket office is open from 9am-5pm (Mon-Fri) and from 9am-12noon (Saturday). Tickets will be available until 12noon on Saturday 6th August.

CASTLEFORD TIGERS v LEEDS RHINOS (Sunday, 3.15pm, BBC Sport)
(at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster)

Castleford are appearing in their first Challenge Cup Semi-Final since 2002, when they were defeated 20-10 by Wigan at Headingley.

The Tigers haven't won a semi-final since 1992, when they were victorious, 8-4, against Hull FC at Headingley. They went on to lose in the Final, 28-12, to Wigan at Wembley.

Sunday's game will be Castleford's 14th appearance in the last four, having won 5 and lost 8 of their previous semi-finals. On four of the five occasions they were victorious in the semis, they went on to win the Challenge Cup (in 1935, 1969, 1970 and 1986).

Leeds are appearing in a record (shared with Wigan) 43rd Challenge Cup Semi-Final. They have won 21 and lost 21 (a record) of their previous semi-finals.

Sunday's game is the first Challenge Cup Semi-Final between the sides since Leeds's 19-8 victory at Odsal Stadium in 1971, and the first Cup fixture of any kind between the sides for ten years.

Remember tickets are still on sale from the Headingley Carnegie ticket office for Sunday's game. Call 0871 423 1315 (calls cost 10p per minute) or call into the ticket office.

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:
2001 (Round 5) Castleford 12 Leeds 42
1998 (Round 4) Leeds 12 Castleford 15
1993 (Quarter Final) Leeds 12 Castleford 8
1988 (Round 1) Leeds 22 Castleford 14
1971 (Semi-Final) Castleford 8 Leeds 19
(at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
1969 (Quarter Final) Castleford 9 Leeds 5
1963 (Round 1) Castleford 8 Leeds 10
1958 (Round 1) Leeds 31 Castleford 6

CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINAL RECORDS

TEAM

Highest score: Wigan 71 Bradford Northern 10 (1992) (Also widest margin)

Most points by losing team: St Helens 28 Leeds Rhinos 32 (2010)

Highest scoring draw: Leeds 24 Hull Kingston Rovers 24 (1986) (Hull KR won replay 17-0)

(Leeds Rhinos and St Helens were level at 26-26 after 80 minutes in 2003. Leeds won 33-26 after extra time)

Scoreless draws: There have been five, with the last being Halifax v Hull FC in 1988 (This was also the last drawn semi-final of any score. Halifax won the replay 4-3)

Highest attendance: 69,898 (Warrington v Leeds at Odsal Stadium, Bradford – 1950)

Lowest attendance: 5,500 (Batley v Warrington at Fartown, Huddersfield – 1897)

PLAYERS

Most tries: 5 by Martin Offiah (Wigan) v Bradford Northern (1992)

Most goals: 9 by Frano Botica (Wigan) v Bradford Northern (1992)

Most points: 22 by Frano Botica (Wigan) v Bradford Northern (1992)

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Castleford Tigers 8 Leeds Rhinos 10

7th August 2011

By Leeds Rhinos

Kevin Sinfield kicked an extra time golden point goal to book the Rhinos a return to Wembley in an epic battle with Castleford Tigers.

Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers go head to head in the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi final at Doncaster to decide who will face Wigan at Wembley.

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Both teams were met by bright afternoon sunshine as they came out for kick after the earlier showers had passed to leave he stage set for an epic battle.

Castleford included half back Rangi Chase about whom all the pre-match speculation had been about whilst Leeds included Kallum Watkins at centre and Brett Delaney started in the second row with Weller Hauraki on the bench.

The Tigers started the game strongly and put pressure on Leeds from kick off. They enjoyed the best of the possession in the opening encounters however Ben Jones-Bishop and Brent Webb were able to deal with what Chase had to kick at them, as Cas looked to use the boot on the last tackle on most occasions with Leeds playing into the sun.

Leeds finally found their feet after ten minutes and they could have gone in front when Jamie Jones-Buchanan produced a tremendous stretch to put the ball over the line only to see referee Phil Bentham signalling for a forward pass by Brent Webb.

Brett Delaney and Kevin SInfield were working hard for the Rhinos with some tough running but Leeds were guilty of being caught in possession on the last tackle on a number of occasions. One of those followed a great break from dummy half by Danny Buderus when Burrow was trapped with the ball by the Tigers.

Leeds managed to go ahead after 23 minutes when Sinfield elected to go for goal when Leeds were awarded a penalty 35 metres out for offside. He converted the chance to make it 2-0.

Ben Jones-Bishop was having an outstanding game for Leeds. Having shown his skill on defence on a number of occasions, he then sparked on attack as he dribbled the ball upfield around the chase of Brett Ferres and was only prevented from scoring when Ryan McGoldrick hacked dead for a repeat set.

The Rhinos were then denied for a second time by the referee when Danny McGuire was adjudged to have given a forward pass to Carl Ablett before he went over the corner.

Leeds then had two let offs before half time. Firstly Sinfield and Webb was unable to deal with a bouncing ball 25 metres from their line and Brett Ferres hacked ahead only to see the ball bounce into touch just before the corner post. Then with 90 seconds to go until half time, Leeds handed possession back with a knock on 20 metres from their line. However, a fantastic team effort denied Stuart Jones on the line and the Tigers then lost the ball allowing Leeds to end the half narrowly in front.

The Rhinos had a fantastic chance at the start of the second half when Ben Jones-Bishop went almost the length of the field however the opportunity was lost when Ablett stepped into touch as he attempted to score in the corner.

Cas made the Rhinos pay when Chase then went 70 metres up field having broke through Clarkson's attempted tackle and then stepped around Webb to score in the corner. Crucially Dixon missed the touchline conversion to leave the score 4-2.

On two occasions the Rhinos spurned chances for a kick at goal from penalties but Danny Orr had no such hesitation for Castleford as he gave Dixon a chance to make it 6-2 following an offside 30 metres out.

It was now or never for the Rhinos and they hit back in the closing stages when Weller Hauraki gave the final pass out to Kallum Watkins. The young centre showed great composure to control the ball with his feet before touching down. Sinfield added the touchline conversion to level the score.

Sinfield and Chase had chances to win it, the latter in the final second when he hooked his chance wide but the game was destined for extra time golden point.

The Tigers got first use of the ball but could not get within range before the Rhinos broke down field through Peacock. McGoldrick then put in a high shot on McGuire and Sinfield stepped up for the second time in his career to kick a winning extra time goal to send the Rhinos to the Challenge Cup Final.

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